Sadie Hawkins plus 65 years for Van Pelts of Perry

Ilene Van Pelt, left, and her husband of 65 years, Everett Van Pelt, and their daughter Vickie Van Pelt enjoyed an anniversary luncheon Thursday at the Hotel Pattee in Perry.

Ilene and Everett Van Pelt of Perry celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday with a luncheon at the Hotel Pattee with their daughter Vickie Van Pelt of rural Granger and her husband, Rick Bach.

“My mom asked him to a Sadie Hawkins dance, and the rest is history,” Vickie said, herself no insignificant chapter in that history.


  1. Thank you, Jim, for taking the time to add to my parents’ special day! Showed them your post and they LOVED it!

    • Thanks, Brenda. And I think I saw their little granddaughter had a birthday in the meantime, or maybe she is a great-granddaughter. We love to post those kinds of pictures, too, so please keep us in mind.


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